Friday, March 4, 2011

CSN Giveaway and the Hop

Please be seated because what I'm about to reveal may shock you. I've recently read online that the average American watches approximately 153 hours of TV each month at home. That's roughly 5 hours a day. Wow! That's unbelievable to me. As a book blogger, I prefer to read in the evenings, although I do watch TV on occasion, and movies from Netflix (although sometimes those are few and far between). When I watch TV, because it's rare, it's a bit of an event. I like the setting to be just right. I don't want to be surrounded by clutter because I want to relax and get lost in whatever I'm viewing. Our TV is housed in a lovely armoire, but the armoire is starting to show it's age, and the doors and drawers aren't working as well as they used to. I will be sad to get rid of the armoire, but at some point in the future, I'd like to modernize the area with an LCD TV stand to hold not only the TV, but also remotes, electronic equipment, and maybe even a few magazines or books. CSN has a large variety of attractive TV tables, available for order online. I especially like the sleek look of this one.


CSN stores also have clothing, cookware, games--and much, much more. And I have some fabulous news! How would you like to win a $60 gift certificate that can be used on any CSN site? CSN is generously offering this prize to one lucky winner who will be chosen randomly (U.S./Canada only).

  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment.
  • For an extra chance at winning, take a look at some of the goodies offered by CSN. Then return here and tell me in your comment what you'd like to spend the gift certificate on.
  • For another chance at winning, become a follower of this blog, or let me know that you're already a follower, or that you subscribe in Google Reader.
  • For an additional chance, post about this contest on your blog or Twitter.

Enter by 5PM PDT on Monday, March 21. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, March 22. Good luck!

More exciting news!


CSN now has a sister site, Joss & Main, a discount shopping site for the home where you can get up to 70% off of top brands. New sales events are posted daily. It's completely free to join (it only takes about a minute to sign up), and gives you exclusive shopping privileges at limited sales (lasting 72 hours). I joined as soon as I heard about it because I want to be privy to their current online sales. I love to get a good deal!

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It's time for another Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books. Each week, Jennifer chooses a question for discussion. This week's excellent question is from Mia from Girl About Books: Who's your all-time favorite book villain?

I had to give this question some thought. I'm not sure if I have an all-time favorite villain, but Bill Sikes in Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist is a brutal, frightening, and memorable character to me. In the movie version, Bill Sikes was played by Oliver Reed, who always scared the wits out of me as a child.

This brilliant BOOK PARTY lasts from March 4 until March 7. It's a fun way for book bloggers to socialize, connect with other book lovers, and discover new book blogs. If you're a Hop participant and would like me to stop by your blog, please leave a comment. If you're entering the CSN giveaway please indicate that in your comment. Thanks!

109 comments:

  1. I love CSN's shoe store, count me in!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot)com

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  2. If I won, I would get the Jessica Bennett Neo espadrilles for summer!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot)com

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  3. I'd love to be entered in your great contest! If I won, I'd buy a George Foreman grill for my son. I subscribe in Google Reader. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  4. I would love to win, thanks for entry.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  5. I would get these nightstands; http://www.csnstores.com/Winsome-94215-WN1484.html

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  6. Already a GFC follower

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  7. tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/43770801559830528

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  8. wow, 5 hours a day??? thats alot of tv.
    Great giveaway :)

    Well, I've never read Oliver Twist, shame on me.
    I love a good villain in literature. A few favorites are Voldemort from the HP series, Sauron from The Lord of the Rings and Dracula.

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  9. My favorite book villain is, hands down, is the Napoleon of crime -
    Professor James Moriarty.

    It took me less than ten seconds to come up with my answer. But you'll
    never guess why.

    Hop on over to my blog and find out -- http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  10. Hopping through. Bill Sikes is a great choice. I haven't read the book but I love the movie.
    My Hop

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  11. Another Csn store giveaway. Love this store.
    I'm in

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  12. If i won this giveaway I'd definitely look for a nice bird feeder on csn's website. Mine fell off the perch last summer in a storm and need a new one this summer. They have a huge selection to choose from.

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  13. I am following on GFC kevin linkie

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  14. Hey there! I LOVE CSN stores too! I reviewed a bookcase from them that I absolutely adore. That tv stand that you have pictured is veeeery nice and would look great in your house I'm sure. ;-)

    I'd love to be entered to win the GC. I just bought some Emeril nonstick skillets from CSN but I only bought two. I'd like to get some medium sized skillets or some more Teflon safe cooking untensils if I win! :-)I'm an oldddd follower so I get an extra entry right? Thank you so much!

    +1 comment
    +1 what I'd buy from CSN
    +1 oldddd follower ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee
    steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love CSN! Great selection and great service (and fast delivery)! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I've got my eye on an electric sprouter, and maybe a tea box to keep all of my tea bags fresh.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Blogged:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-02-26-11.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I just love CSN; they are a great place to shop

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  19. At CSN, I would like to get the Kalorik 4 Slice Toaster

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  20. I posted this giveaway on my blog; http://royalegacy.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaways-from-feb-27-through-march-5.html

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  21. hi there! new follower dropping by for CFB FF blog hop :-) Interesting choice of villain and quite original if I may say so :-) To find out who my fave villain is, please visit my blog :-)

    Cheers,
    Darkeva

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  22. Please enter me . . . CSN has lots of lovely things I could use.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  23. Coming through on the blog hop. Have a good weekend.

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  24. Bill Sykes. Good choice.

    enjoy ur weekend
    carol

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  25. Great giveaway. If I win I would love to get a much needed new bookcase.

    Bibliophilebythesea AT gmail Dot com

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  26. Hi Suko. Oliver Twist is most definitely on my list to be read this year!

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  27. That is a hell of a lot of TV. I don't watch any at all, but my kids enjoy it!

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  28. Please enter me :)

    Laceyinthesky(AT)live(DOT)com

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  29. That's a staggering statistic!! and insane number of hours.. Maybe i should monitor my tv watching habit as well..

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  30. Hi, I enjoy shopping at CSN! Please enter me.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  31. If I won I'd love to put the gift certificate toward the Aerosoles - THUMB PRI-002 - Thumb Printz Sport Shoes in Black Leather.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  32. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  33. A good choice of villain. Now you have me thinking.

    Good luck to all who enter your giveaway.

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  34. I don't watch much TV either. I prefer to read or maybe watch a good movie. I would love the chance to be entered in your giveaway though, because some of those book shelves are wonderful!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

    I am also a follower of your blog!

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  35. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. CSN is one of my favorite places to shop online. I would get a new bookcase, probably one of the ladder-styled ones.

    I am a GFC follower.

    Thanks so much!
    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

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  36. Love CSN - thanks for the chance!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I'd like the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I follow you on GFC
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Count me in please!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I'd probably use the GC for the Rachel ray Bubble and Brown set. Or an outdoor rug if I have enough money to add to it :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Thanks for the chance :)

    what a great giveaway!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  42. gfc follower Dee

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  43. I love the emile henry bake for the cause pink pie dish! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  44. That is an awful lot of TV!! I grew up without a TV for most of my childhood and never really watched it all that much. (I think that is why I'm a reader today.) My husband is a different story though. Still, I don't think even he watches that much.

    And I would have to choose Pennywise the Clown as my most horrible villain.

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  45. Thanks for the CSN giveaway!

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. From CSN I would love to get the Parinda Bryony Small Handbag.

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/44955759930384384

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. The figure actually doesn't surprise me--After work, people just want to veg with what little time they have left. TV is the activity of choice to fill that time for many Americans! Plus, many people use TV to babysit their kids for a little bit, some people just leave their TV's on for the noise. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  49. I love this outdoor rocker! http://www.csnstores.com/Shine-Company-Inc.-4628-XSH1027.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  50. I subscribe to your RSS Feed with Google Reader!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  51. Thanks for having a great csn contest.

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  52. I follow with google friends.


    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  53. thats alot of viewing time--whew too much- it would fry my brain
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  54. I like their Jeep Baby Products - Jeep Wrangler Twin Sport All Weather Stroller and I would get that!
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  55. I follow google connect "anash"
    email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  56. I blogged about your giveaway here http://blogcontests365.blogspot.com/

    anashct at yahoo dot com

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  57. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/45818846686355456
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  58. I'd love a chance to win! mm(dot)seasidesimplicity(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm with you on the TV watching. It's sometimes on in the background if someone else is watching but I almost never just sit down and watch TV. I find these days I can't even sit through a movie anymore!

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  59. PS - having a CSN giveaway over at my blog Seaside Simplicity too, come on over! :-)

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  60. Wow, thanks for the chance to win!

    Kelly

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  61. CSN has several clothes hampers I like!

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  62. Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. I'd get a red LeCreuset dutch oven.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. Thanks so much for the chance!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. I follow you publicly on GFC "crave to save"
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. I would love to get this red tea kettle:
    http://www.csnstores.com/KitchenAid-51723-KAD1395.html?cv=
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/46014705021616128

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. Awesome giveaway. Count me in please.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  70. I would love to get some Rachael Ray Bakeware. Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  71. I am following your blog.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  72. I would LOVE to win this!

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I would especially like the Bamboo Bed in a Bag- Black and White. I could get some serious reading done under those covers.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I now subscribe via google reader.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  75. I Tweeted. Here's the link:
    http://twitter.com/#!/teddyrose1/status/46463264464437248

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  76. I would get an fire extinguisher

    http://www.csnstores.com/KIDDE------------KID466112-UFK1003.html

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  77. Great giveaway enter me please.

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I would get book shelves I seriously need some.
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize! :)

    susanobryant at gmail dot com

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  80. I've had my eye on this Lily Bird Feeder (http://www.csnstores.com/Oakland-Living-5639-OAA1366.html) for a while now - that's what I'd buy if I win!

    susanobryant at gmail dot com

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  81. I'm a GFC follower (Susan)

    susanobryant at gmail dot com

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  82. I love CSN. The store has so many fun things. I hope you choose me.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  83. The CSN Stores are awesome, such a great selection! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lindiacro at gmail dot com

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  84. If I won I would like to get some shelving so I can organize my garage!

    lindiacro at gmail dot com

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  85. I am a follower!

    lindiacro at gmail dot com

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  86. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Lindiac/status/47446964438188032

    lindiacro at gmail dot com

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  87. I LOVE LOVE LOVE CSN Stores!!!
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  88. I think I would get the Yamazaki - Signature Wine Cooler
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  89. I posted this giveaway on my Blog. Check it out here!
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  90. i love CSN stores and thank you for having this giveaway on your blog!

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I'd love to have these shoes:

    Eastland - 3387-02 - Women's Up Slide Sandal in Brown

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I follow via GFC

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I blogged here - http://agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-giveaways_16.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  94. i would definitely buy some of their adorable throw pillows!!!

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  95. I'd love to win...thanks :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  96. I'd love to put it towards a Le Creuset French Oven in caribbean blue :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  97. I follow via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  98. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    diacronan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. I would love to get a hammock for the backyard!

    diacronan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. I subscribe via GFC.

    diacronano(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Southtexasstyle/status/49844858759823361

    diacronan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  103. I'd get a Cuisinart fondue pot!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow with GFC!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  105. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/49900118488514560

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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